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Singa Ship's Christmas Party

It was a joyful day for the Singa Group of companies employees last December 12, 2008 as they celebrated their annual Christmas Party at the Commodore’s Table. There were lots of games, singing, and dancing as well. The party was a time to relax and savor the good food. Everyone had a good time especially during the raffle portion as each one wanted to win the prizes on display.

Singa Ship President, Mr. Rene Aguirre giving
his Christmas message

Dance presentation by the bosses, Mr. Rene Aguirre,
Mr. Rene Riel, Ms. Norma David, Mr. Melvyn Cruz
and Ms. Au Felizardo
  Seabourn Conducts Last Recruitment Drive for Year 2008  

Seabourn Cruise Line held its last recruitment drive for year 2008. A test cooking was held for the following positions: chef de partie, demi chef de partie, bakers and butchers. On hand to oversee the recruitment drive were Andy Rowe, Recruitment Manager for Fleet Personnel and Guillame Colas, Corporate Training Manager. The test cooking was supervised by Sous Chef Roderick de Guzman and CDP Rodel Sadiwa  for hot and cold galley and Pastry Chef Elson de Asis. The applicants came early and right after the orientation given by Mr. Rowe, they donned their chefs’ uniforms and showed their culinary skills.

  Andrew Rowe Bids Singa Ship Goodbye  

Mr. Andrew Rowe, Seabourn’s affable Recruitment Manager, bids Singa Ship goodbye. It was his last visit last November 26-27, 2008 as he announced his early retirement from Seabourn. For Andy, as he is fondly called, it was a personal decision and he said he was happy with his decision. Andy is a familiar face everytime Seabourn conducts a recruitment drive. His task was to give orientation to applicants informing them of Seabourn’s background and what to expect when working on the ship. He would carry with him loads of Seabourn materials for the applicants to see. To Andy, you will surely be missed.  We wish you luck in your new endeavor.

  Welfredo Valiente Makes it Big in Queen Victoria  
To many of us, Welfredo was the guy with the Close-up smile. While on duty in Singa office prior to his first contract on board, he would always greet people with a big smile. But aside from the big smile, he performed his duties well and without complaint. All his hardwork paid off and to attest to this , he was awarded Star of the Month for August, 2008 and  January, 2009, a month after he signed off in Queen Victoria. For someone like him, it was a big feat considering that it was his first contract as galley utility. Upon his return to the Philippines, he proudly showed off his awards. Congratulations Welfredo, keep up the good work. May this kind of accomplishment inspire others to work hard while on board and make us all proud.
  SSMPI Family Center Christmas Party  
Last December 13, 2008, the SSMPI Family Center celebrated its annual Christmas Party with a raffle draw at the Makati Park & Garden, J.P. Rizal Ext., Guadalupe, Makati City.  It was attended by the family and dependents of our crewmembers. Also in attendance are some vacationing crewmembers.  It was truly a joyful celebration as there was a live music provided by the AFP band.

There were games for kids and adults alike. Intermission numbers were given by the talented children of our crewmembers; a dance number by Rodgie Bendol, song duet by the Abrantes brothers, yoyo exhibition by Jonathan Earl Santillana and, of course, a dance number by Nicole Tan.

A special Early Bird award was given to Mrs. Imelda Chan, who always comes early in every event. A Perfect Attendance award was given to Mrs. Weng Abrantes and Mrs. Angela Chong for being always present during the Family Center's monthly meeting for the year 2008. CONGRATULATIONS!
Mr. Rene Riel, Singa Ship Crewing Manager, graced
the occasion and gave a Christmas message

Nicole Tan showing her dancing skills
The Abrantes brothers doing a song number
with their mother, Weng Abrantes

Mrs. Imelda Chan (left) receiving her
Early Bird award
Banana Eating Contest participated by
crewmembers and their wives

Vivian Santillana, Seny Tan, Evelyn Batocabe,
Angela Chong and Weng Abrantes
  The lucky major prize raffle winners:  

1st Prize

Rowena Lamina - QE2

P  10,000.00

2nd Prize

Richard Ozaeta - QM2


3rd Prize

Mike Cabugon  - S. Legend


4th Prize

Henry Ilao - S. Legend


5th Prize

Mila Malaque


  Minor prize winners:  

1. Noe Salang

11.  Klenia Lucila


2. Rowena Abrantes

12.  Erda Evangelista


3. Noel Aquino

13.  Edward Moralida


4. Christopher Ranopa

14.  Noel Ocampo


5. Gervacio Paldas

15.  Mario de Guzman


6. Nepo Lascona

16.  Virgie Bayud


7. Fredelyne Gatto

17.  Arnel Torre


8. Rodel Sadiwa

18.  Aida Suplico


9. Amelita Bendol

19.  Ramon Umali


10. Ma. Fe Ancheta

20.  Arsenia Tan

Thank you to everyone who attended the party and to all who helped make this occasion possible. Special thanks to our major donor- Singa Ship Management Phils., Inc.

Thank you for your continued support to SSMPI Family Center.
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